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Within the Open Access Government Finance News section, you can find a wide variety of information on the changes in the financial sector.

We often explore the development of digital banking and the future of Fintech, along with the World Bank and World Trade Organisations (WTO) stories. You can also find expert opinions on many popular topics within this category along with insights into the financial changes in other countries.

This category also covers poverty and pensions in the UK along with any legal changes to financial law. Up to date articles are available on fiscal policy and trade wars within the sector.

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8.17 million people at risk of exclusion in a cashless society

Exclusion in a cashless society is becoming our reality, with eWallets, cards and bank transfers surviving as the most popular payment methods in 2018.
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EU 2019 Autumn: A challenging economic road ahead

The European economy is now in its 7th consecutive year of growth and should continue expanding in 2020 and 2021, so what's on the economic road ahead?
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New mothers experience challenges in career progression

Supporting latest Government research, Yoopies explores why women struggle to progress in their careers after having a child.
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Budget delay could fuel NHS pension crisis, says Tilney

Graham MacLeod, financial planning director at Tilney, looks at the ongoing issues and what impact the Budget delay could have on the NHS pension crisis.
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Public sector overcharges and overpayments

Twice2much investigate how much of the public sector overcharges and overpayments, worth £220 million, could be yours.
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Procurement: Engaging third-party resources

Gareth Clark, Deputy Director – Professional Services, Crown Commercial Service guides us through a number of agreements that the organisation offers when it comes to procurement (engaging third-party resources).
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Prepaid cards: At the frontline in the fight against homelessness in the UK

Jennifer Duncan, Director of Government and Public Sector at Mastercard details why prepaid cards are at the frontline in the fight against homelessness in the UK
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NEPO: Achieving benefits through collaborative procurement

Steven Sinclair, NEPO’s Procurement & Commercial Director, talks about the opportunities and ambition of collaborative procurement in the UK public sector.
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Financial markets: The impact of institutional investors on informational efficiency

Adrian Buss, Associate Professor of Finance at INSEAD explains the impact of institutional investors on informational efficiency here in detail, an aspect relevant to all participants in today's financial markets.
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Enabling and promoting economic research in Switzerland

The aims of the Society of Economics and Statistics in Switzerland are discussed here, which includes enabling and promoting economic research and encouraging the work of young economists.
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An exploration of the landscape for technology acquisitions post-Brexit

Ian Fishwick, director of Innopsis, argues you must never allow economic uncertainty to be an excuse not to grow the profitability of your business.
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Swindon and Wiltshire: Opportunities from economic shocks

How does a region respond having experienced two economic shocks in a year? Paddy Bradley, Director at Swindon and Wiltshire LEP tells us more.
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The priorities of the internal market, industry, entrepreneurship and SMEs in Europe

The priorities of Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs are charted here, including her thoughts on social innovation.
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The consistent application of data protection rules throughout the EU

Andrea Jelinek, Chair of European Data Protection Board, spoke to Open Access Government about data protection rules throughout the European Union, including the use of personal data during election campaigns.
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Looking ahead: Negotiating and managing the European Union budget

Here, Editor of Open Access Government, Jonathan Miles, investigates the responsibilities of Günther Oettinger, the European Commissioner for Budget & Human Resources in managing the European Union budget, including how it will benefit research.
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Processes, vulnerabilities and dangers posed by cryptocurrencies

Marc Laliberte, Senior Security Analyst at WatchGuard Technologies, looks at the processes, vulnerabilities and dangers posed by cryptocurrencies.
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Guidance to reduce NHS pension taxation impact published

Guidance outlining measures that can be taken to reduce the impact of pension taxation on the NHS has been published by NHS Employers.
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Strengthening a proactive fiscal policy in China

This article provides insight into the work of China's Minister of Finance Liu Kun, who is responsible for strengthening a proactive fiscal policy in one of the world's biggest and most powerful economies.
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Research reveals which UK city has the biggest gender pay gap

It was recently revealed that almost 8/10 UK companies still pay men more than women, new data released by Paymentsense shows which UK cities have the best and worst gender pay gaps.
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Why is innovation and data critical in an uncertain retail market?

Mark Halstead, partner at Red Flag, discusses why innovation and data are critical in an uncertain retail market after recent statistics revealed an increase in the number of retailers in decline.

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